Gangsta Babies – Gangsta Babies Series 1-4

Gangsta BabiesHaven’t heard of Gangsta Babies yet? Mezco Toys is releasing their Gangsta Babies Series of “dolls” in October of this year, just in time for Christmas shoppers to get their gangsta on. The Gangsta Babies Series is described as “comin straight outta crib-town” and supposedly “keepin it real” and will set gangsta baby obsessed shoppers a mere $112.

Each of these 10-inch ghettofied hooligans is loaded with so much bling-bling for babies “that other rug rats can only catch their vapors” as they head out in their gangsta strollers to do drive-bys, or maybe that should say “gangsta stroller-bys”.

The Gangsta Babies Series contains:

Pookie: The green-eyed baller. But dont make him cranky… ya wouldnt like him when he’s cranky. Featuring a thermal shirt, t-shirt, dew rag, ring, and pimped out pacifier necklace.

Benjino: This carrot topped homey is holding the fort down. Featuring a red bubble vest, football jersey, jeans, cassette shaped ring and old school boom box necklace.

Rey Rey: From around the way way, a playa who is #1 with all the shorties. Features a hoodie, skullcap, camo jacket and shorts. He represents with his “GB” dog tags.

Big Deuce: Everyone knows this lil’ shot caller is runnin things. Features a baseball hat, shirt, cuffed jeans, and white do rag, diamond ring, gold rope bracelet, and crown pendant.

Gangsta Babies?! Barf!!! If you would like to let Mezco Toys know how you really feel about their “gangsta babies”, contact Mezco and be sure to tell ’em Lin from Telling It Like It Is sent ya! There are also Gangsta Rap Coloring Books by Aye Jay’s being sold on Amazon.com for gangsta rap enthusiasts.


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  1. Dr.VonDarke says:

    I’m rather unclear what the issue is here. Clearly these are collectibles for adults. Are they being sold at Toys R Us? No.
    They are at adult specialty stores, at a price that makes it clear, as does the box, that they are for adults.
    I find them a clever and pointed commentary on our culture. I see children like this going to school every day on my way to the office.

    I will be buying a set of Gangsta Babies for display in my office.

  2. Joe Rasputin says:

    We’ll see… this comment won’t use bad language or vicious attacks.

    I’ll just simply say that you have no sense of humor. From the description alone you can tell these are completely meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Also, i doubt you’ll find these at ToyRUs next to the baby doll section.

    These are clearly meant as novelty items for adults. If you’re scared that adults can’t handle something like this, then i’d hate to find out what you think of things like R-rated comedy movies. Oh, the carnage…

    And if you’re going to try and say that these will find their way to kids, well then these kids just have bad parents, making these dolls the least of their problems.

    You should try and find a hobby that doesn’t involve sitting around all day desperately searching for something to complain about…

  3. @Beverly

    “Are you aware that we still have a war going on, and young men are getting killed everyday. Are you aware that it’s a presidential election year?”

    That is one pessimistic point of view. Isn’t it enough that every news channel constantly yaps about this stuff? Why blame someone for trying to look at other things in life. People need to lighten up and laugh once in awhile.

  4. Valerie says:

    Barbie and GI Joe did not cost over $100, I know because I had a Barbie when she first came out (she cost 50 cent). Even though Barbie was clearly out of proportion with unattainable measurements, she portrayed something positive.

    Having grown up in the “hood” I know that, unfortunately, many of the people who buy these dolls will be people who really can’t afford them.

    I agree that these dolls are probably just a fad, but they speak for a segment of our society that glorifies living a dangerous lifestyle (guns and sex) that glorifies the wrong priorities (focus on bling) that most can’t afford.

    Kudos to you Lin, I found your blog via Remarkablogger.

  5. Valerie says:

    Lin, I don’t know what happened to my previous comment but if this is a repeat please delete it.

    When Barbie first came out I had one. She cost 50 cent. She was remarkably out of proportion with measurements that were clearly unattainable. But she did not cost over $100 and could be considered a positive image.

    Having taken a look at the Gangsta Babies on the Mezco Toys website, it is clear to me that they are being marketed to people who want to model that lifestyle. Also, having grown up in the “hood,” I realize that many of the people who will buy these dolls will be people who really can’t afford them. People who want to model the gangsta lifestyle and all the bling.

    Misplaced as these priorities might be, they are just like the $100 sneakers – they are a symbol of achievement.

    I’m sure that people who actually can afford to spend $100 on a doll will also buy them, but I don’t believe that is not the market that Mezco is after.

  6. Lin says:

    Hi Valerie, it took me a little time to approve all the various comments on different posts, but both of yours came through alright. 🙂

  7. sheila says:

    These dolls are absolutely UGLY! Not only in looks but what they stand for. I’m glad they are only sold in filth stores, that is where they need to stay and I hope no parent is going to buys these for their children. And there is something wrong with promoting these dolls just like all these violent games that are coming out- and people wonder why there is so much violence that goes on in our youth and young adults. Hello- look at their exposure 24-7. They love games and 3 out of 5 games for their age group are violent, then you have “Johnny’s mom, bought it” attitude the kids give to the parents and then the sucker parent instead of saying NO, goes and gets it because they don’t want their child to be the only one without it! What is our culture coming to? Times like these make me wish I lived in a different era, where things were simpler and more focused on good moral values!